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Forum Name: Valvular Heart Diseases

Question: Upper left chest pressure; left arm pain/tingling


 Meredith_Pierson - Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:46 am

I a 41-year-old female. Diagnosed with aortic aneurysm and aortic regurgitation a few years ago. Take meds for high blood pressure. Had pulmonary embolism 2 years ago. No prior surgeries. Get echos every 6 months to 1 year for f/u. Past couple weeks, I've had pressure/pain in the upper chest area (almost by my shoulder), as well as left arm pain/pressure/tingling/weakness. Can this be associated with my diagnosis, or it is something I should f/u w/my cardiologist about now (I don't have an appt w/him until Feb. 2008)? No family history of heart problems. Thanks!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:10 am

User avatar This certainly could be symptoms of concern. If I were you I would see a doctor soon; not wait for your February appointment. It may not be anything, but it is better to be safe. You could schedule with your family doctor to begin with if that appointment is more expedient.

Best wishes.

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